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Atari 2600 Video Game Release Dates for 1977

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Information compiled by Duane Alan Hahn.

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August

 

September

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Below is an incomplete list of Atari 2600 video game release dates by month in the USA for the year 1977 along with lists of top 100 music, movies, and TV shows to help summon your treasured memories of the Atari 2600 years with the bonus of recreating the magical feelings of that special time.

 

If you were too young or not even born yet, play the songs in the order they are listed and watch short video clips or commercials for the movies and TV shows (in order) and you might start to feel what it was like back then in 1977. There were no smartphones or an Internet full of knowledge and entertainment at your fingertips. If you wanted to know something, you had to go to the library and try to find the information in a book. If you were lucky, you had an encyclopedia set at home, but it would probably be many decades out of date.

 

 

Link Colors

Links that jump to other places on this page are blue. Links that lead to other pages online are red.

 

 

Quick List and Index

For those who only want release dates and nothing else, there is a Release Date Quick List. This page also has an Index.

 

 

Not Set in Stone

Most of the release dates below are not set in stone. Games will be moved as better information is found, so be sure to check back once in a while.

 

 

Best Guess

Many games are marked as a best guess. Some guesses are worse than others. Below is a list of the types of guesses that can be on this page.

 

Best Guess (BG): At least one magazine or newsletter mentioned the month a game was released or supposed to be released.

 

Extreme Best Guess (EBG): A vague mention of the release month in a magazine or newsletter.

 

Super Extreme Best Guess (SEBG): The Video Game Update newsletter only had a review for the game (no release month mentioned), so it's a semi-educated wild guess. The review could have happened the same month the game was released or the review could have been published a month or more later.

 

Desperate Super Extreme Best Guess (DSEBG): There might be an ad in a magazine to go on if we're lucky. It's a desperate semi-educated wild guess.

 

 

Copyright Date

Remember, the date on the box, cartridge, manual, and copyright screen can be different from the actual release date. For example, Atari 2600 Pac-Man was released in March/April of 1982, but the box, cart, manual, and copyright screen have 1981 as the copyright date. It usually took around 6 months for a programmer to make an Atari VCS game back then and that's not counting the time it took to make the manuals, boxes, and cartridges.

 

 

YouTube

To help make your experience even more enjoyable, most items have a link next to them that will lead you to related search results at YouTube where you might find video game commercials, gameplay footage, music videos, and clips from TV shows or movies.

 

 

You Can Help

If you find a mistake, or have more information to add, such as month/year release dates for games, please contact me. Every little bit of credible information helps, no matter how insignificant you think it might be. Thanks for your help.

 

 

 

 

January 1977

January 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“The Things We Do For Love” by 10cc  (Jan 8)   YouTube   75%

“Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac  (Jan 8)   YouTube   70%

“Say You’ll Stay Until Tomorrow” by Tom Jones  (Jan 8)   YouTube

“Disco Lucy (“I Love Lucy” Theme)” by Wilton Place Street Band  (Jan 8)   YouTube

“Fancy Dancer” by Commodores  (Jan 8)   YouTube

“In The Mood” by Henhouse Five Plus Too (Ray Stevens)  (Jan 8)   YouTube

“Boogie Child” by Bee Gees  (Jan 15)   YouTube

“Baby Don’t You Know” by Wild Cherry  (Jan 15)   YouTube

“Dis-Gorilla” by Rick Dees and his Cast Of Idiots  (Jan 15)   YouTube

“Rich Girl” by Daryl Hall & John Oates  (Jan 22)   YouTube

“Spring Rain” by Silvetti  (Jan 22)   YouTube

“Daddy Cool” by Boney M  (Jan 22)   YouTube

“Shakey Ground” by Phoebe Snow  (Jan 22)   YouTube

“You Know Like I Know” by Ozark Mountain Daredevils  (Jan 22)   YouTube   70%

“Up Your Nose With A Rubber Hose” by Gabriel Kaplan  (Jan 22)   YouTube

“Don’t Give Up On Us” by David Soul  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“I’ve Got Love On My Mind” by Natalie Cole  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“Right Time Of The Night” by Jennifer Warnes  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“So Into You” by Atlanta Rhythm Section  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“Crackerbox Palace” by George Harrison  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“Sam” by Olivia Newton-John  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“Long Time” by Boston  (Jan 29)   YouTube

“Hey Baby” by Ringo Starr  (Jan 29)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

January 1977

 

New at the Movies

The Sentinel  (Jan 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

January 1977

 

New on TV

Lovers and Friends  NBC  (Jan 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Shoot for the Stars [game show]  NBC  (Jan 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Trivia: Holly Hallstrom becomes the third model on the The Price is Right, joining Janice Pennington and Dian Parkinson. [game show]  CBS  (Jan 3)   YouTube  Wikipedia: 1977 Events

Super Bowl XI [sports]  NBC  (Jan 9)   YouTube   Wikipedia

Circus of the Stars [special]  CBS  (Jan 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Trivia: Bill Murray joins cast of Saturday Night Live  NBC  (Jan 15)   YouTube  Wikipedia: 1977 Events

Busting Loose  CBS  (Jan 17)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The New Mickey Mouse Club  syndication  (Jan 17)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Roots [miniseries]  ABC  (Jan 23)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries  ABC  (Jan 30)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Andros Targets  CBS  (Jan 31)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for February >

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February 1977

February 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Here Come Those Tears Again” by Jackson Browne  (Feb 5)   YouTube

“Do Ya” by Electric Light Orchestra [ELO]  (Feb 5)   YouTube

“Kong” by Dickie Goodman  (Feb 5)   YouTube

“Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell  (Feb 12)   YouTube   75%

“Maybe I’m Amazed” by Wings  (Feb 12)   YouTube

“The First Cut Is The Deepest” by Rod Stewart  (Feb 12)   YouTube

“Bite Your Lip (Get Up And Dance)” by Elton John  (Feb 12)   YouTube

“At Midnight (My Love Will Lift You Up)” by Rufus Featuring Chaka Khan  (Feb 12)   YouTube

“Couldn’t Get It Right” by Climax Blues Band  (Feb 19)   YouTube

“Angel In Your Arms” by Hot  (Feb 19)   YouTube

“N.Y., You Got Me Dancing” by Andrea True Connection  (Feb 19)   YouTube

“All Strung Out On You” by John Travolta  (Feb 19)   YouTube

“Dancin’” by Crown Heights Affair  (Feb 19)   YouTube

“There Will Come A Day (I’m Gonna Happen To You)” by Smokey Robinson  (Feb 19)   YouTube

“Hotel California” by Eagles  (Feb 26)   YouTube   75%

“When I Need You” by Leo Sayer  (Feb 26)   YouTube

“I’m Your Boogie Man” by KC and the Sunshine Band  (Feb 26)   YouTube   70%

“I Wanna Get Next To You” by Rose Royce  (Feb 26)   YouTube

“Love In ‘C’ Minor” by Cerrone  (Feb 26)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

February 1977

 

New at the Movies

Fun with Dick and Jane  (Feb 9)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Wizards  (Feb 9)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Thieves  (Feb 11)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Slap Shot  (Feb 25)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Tentacles  (Feb 25)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

February 1977

 

New on TV

Quinn Martin’s Tales of the Unexpected  NBC  (Feb 2)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Fish  ABC  (Feb 5)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams  NBC  (Feb 9)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Hunter  CBS  (Feb 18)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for March >

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March 1977

March 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Disco Inferno” by The Trammps  (Mar 5)   YouTube

“Roots Medley (Motherland/Theme From ‘Roots’)” by Quincy Jones  (Mar 5)   YouTube

“Lido Shuffle” by Boz Scaggs  (Mar 12)   YouTube   65%

“Heard It In A Love Song” by The Marshall Tucker Band  (Mar 12)   YouTube

“Uptown Festival (Motown Medley)” by Shalamar  (Mar 12)   YouTube

“Old Fashioned Boy (You’re The One)” by Stallion  (Mar 12)   YouTube

“Do What You Wanna Do” by T-Connection  (Mar 12)   YouTube

“Your Own Special Way” by Genesis  (Mar 12)   YouTube

“Lonely Boy” by Andrew Gold  (Mar 19)   YouTube   70%

“Calling Dr. Love” by KISS  (Mar 19)   YouTube

“Cherry Baby” by Starz  (Mar 19)   YouTube

“(Theme From) Charlie’s Angels” by Henry Mancini and His Orchestra  (Mar 19)   YouTube

“Tie Your Mother Down” by Queen  (Mar 19)   YouTube

“Feels Like The First Time” by Foreigner  (Mar 26)   YouTube

“Lucille” by Kenny Rogers  (Mar 26)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

March 1977

 

New at the Movies

Mr. Billion  (Mar 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Islands in the Stream  (Mar 9)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Airport ‘77  (Mar 11)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Black Sunday  (Mar 11)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh  (Mar 11)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

March 1977

 

New on TV

Second Chance [game show]  ABC  (Mar 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Eight Is Enough  ABC  (Mar 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Three’s Company  ABC  (Mar 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Loves Me, Loves Me Not  CBS  (Mar 20)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for April >

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April 1977

April 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Sir Duke” by Stevie Wonder  (Apr 2)   YouTube   75%

“Undercover Angel” by Alan O’Day  (Apr 2)   YouTube

“Margaritaville” by Jimmy Buffett  (Apr 2)   YouTube

“Ain’t Gonna Bump No More (With No Big Fat Woman)” by Joe Tex  (Apr 2)   YouTube

“Sub-Rosa Subway” by Klaatu  (Apr 2)   YouTube

“Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft ” by Klaatu  (Apr 2)   YouTube

“Slow Dancin’ Don’t Turn Me On” by The Addrisi Brothers  (Apr 9)   YouTube

“Show You The Way To Go” by Jacksons  (Apr 9)   YouTube

“You’re Moving Out Today” by Bette Midler  (Apr 9)   YouTube

“Got To Give It Up (Part 1)” by Marvin Gaye  (Apr 16)   YouTube

“Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac  (Apr 16)   YouTube

“Whatcha Gonna Do?” by Pablo Cruise  (Apr 16)   YouTube

“Ariel” by Dean Friedman  (Apr 16)   YouTube

“Everybody Be Dancin’” by Starbuck  (Apr 16)   YouTube

“Sad Girl” by Carl Graves  (Apr 16)   YouTube

“I Just Want To Be Your Everything” by Andy Gibb  (Apr 23)   YouTube   70%

“Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ‘Rocky’)” by Bill Conti  (Apr 23)   YouTube

“Do You Wanna Make Love” by Peter McCann  (Apr 23)   YouTube

“High School Dance” by The Sylvers  (Apr 23)   YouTube

“Gonna Fly Now (Theme From ‘Rocky’)” by Maynard Ferguson  (Apr 23)   YouTube

“Jet Airliner” by Steve Miller Band  (Apr 30)   YouTube

“You And Me” by Alice Cooper  (Apr 30)   YouTube

“You’re My World” by Helen Reddy  (Apr 30)   YouTube

“Solsbury Hill” by Peter Gabriel  (Apr 30)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

April 1977

 

New at the Movies

Raggedy Ann & Andy: A Musical Adventure  (Apr 1)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Eagle Has Landed  (Apr 2)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Demon Seed  (Apr 8)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Fantasia [re-release]  (Apr 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Never a Dull Moment [re-release]  (Apr 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Three Caballeros [re-release]  (Apr 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Annie Hall  (Apr 20)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

3 Women  (Apr 29)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

April 1977

 

New on TV

This Week in Baseball  Syndication  (Apr 1)   YouTube   Wikipedia

Jesus of Nazareth [miniseries]  NBC  (Apr 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

New on Top 100 Radio for May >

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May 1977

May 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Looks Like We Made It” by Barry Manilow  (May 7)   YouTube

“(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher And Higher” by Rita Coolidge  (May 7)   YouTube

“On And On” by Stephen Bishop  (May 7)   YouTube   80%

“It’s Sad To Belong” by England Dan and John Ford Coley  (May 7)   YouTube

“Luckenbach, Texas (Back To The Basics Of Love)” by Waylon Jennings  (May 7)   YouTube

“Da Doo Ron Ron” by Shaun Cassidy  (May 14)   YouTube

“Life In The Fast Lane” by Eagles  (May 14)   YouTube   70%

“Knowing Me, Knowing You” by ABBA  (May 14)   YouTube

“Peace Of Mind” by Boston  (May 14)   YouTube

“Hot To Trot” by Wild Cherry  (May 14)   YouTube

“My Heart Belongs To Me” by Barbra Streisand  (May 21)   YouTube

“All You Get From Love Is A Love Song” by Carpenters  (May 21)   YouTube

“I’m In You” by Peter Frampton  (May 28)   YouTube

“Just A Song Before I Go” by Crosby, Stills and Nash  (May 28)   YouTube   75%

“Barracuda” by Heart  (May 28)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

May 1977

 

New at the Movies

The Car  (May 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Greatest  (May 19)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Star Wars  (May 25)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Smokey and the Bandit  (May 27)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

May 1977

 

New on TV

Quark  NBC  (May 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The San Pedro Bums [Pilot TV movie]  ABC  (May 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

New on Top 100 Radio for June >

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June 1977

June 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Easy” by Commodores  (Jun 4)   YouTube   60%

“Give A Little Bit” by Supertramp  (Jun 4)   YouTube

“Telephone Man” by Meri Wilson  (Jun 4)   YouTube

“Don’t Turn The Light Out” by Cliff Richard  (Jun 4)   YouTube

“Only Love Can Break A Heart” by Bobby Vinton  (Jun 4)   YouTube

“Best Of My Love” by The Emotions  (Jun 11)   YouTube

“Telephone Line” by Electric Light Orchestra [ELO]  (Jun 11)   YouTube

“Black Betty” by Ram Jam  (Jun 11)   YouTube

“Superman” by Celi Bee and the Buzzy Bunch  (Jun 11)   YouTube

“Handy Man” by James Taylor  (Jun 18)   YouTube   60%

“It Was Almost Like A Song” by Ronnie Milsap  (Jun 18)   YouTube

“Seaside Woman” by Suzy and the Red Stripes (Linda McCartney and Wings)  (Jun 18)   YouTube

“Swayin’ To The Music (Slow Dancin’)” by Johnny Rivers  (Jun 25)   YouTube

“Way Down” by Elvis Presley  (Jun 25)   YouTube

“Sing It, Shout It” by Starz  (Jun 25)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

June 1977

 

New at the Movies

Viva Knievel!  (Jun)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Fraternity Row  (Jun 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Crossed Swords  (Jun 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Rollercoaster  (June 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

For the Love of Benji  (June 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Boatniks [re-release]  (June 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

A Bridge Too Far  (Jun 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Deep  (Jun 17)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Exorcist II: The Heretic  (Jun 17)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

New York, New York  (Jun 21)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

A Tale of Two Critters  (Jun 22)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Rescuers  (Jun 22)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo  (Jun 24)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Sorcerer  (Jun 24)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

One on One  (Jun 28)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

June 1977

 

New on TV

It’s Anybody’s Guess [game show]  NBC  (Jun 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Shields and Yarnell  CBS  (Summer 1977)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for July >

Back to Top

 

 

 

 

July 1977

July 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Strawberry Letter 23” by The Brothers Johnson  (Jul 2)   YouTube

“Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac  (Jul 9)   YouTube   70%

“Star Wars Main Title” by John Williams/London Symphony Orchestra  (Jul 9)   YouTube   100%

“How Much Love” by Leo Sayer  (Jul 9)   YouTube

“Nobody Does It Better” by Carly Simon  (Jul 23)   YouTube   95%

“Boogie Nights” by Heatwave  (Jul 23)   YouTube   65%

“That’s Rock ‘N’ Roll” by Shaun Cassidy  (Jul 23)   YouTube

“Cold As Ice” by Foreigner  (Jul 23)   YouTube   70%

“Keep It Comin’ Love” by KC and the Sunshine Band  (Jul 30)   YouTube   70%

“Little Darling (I Need You)” by The Doobie Brothers  (Jul 30)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

July 1977

 

New at the Movies

Greased Lightning  (Jul 1)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Spy Who Loved Me  (Jul 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Martin  (Jul 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Bad News Bears in Breaking Training  (Jul 8)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Shadow of Chikara  (Jul 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Orca  (Jul 22)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Hills Have Eyes  (Jul 22)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

July 1977

 

New on TV

The Better Sex [game show]  ABC  (Jul 18)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for August >

Back to Top

 

 

 

 

August 1977

August 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band (Medley)” [Radio Edit] by Meco  (Aug 6)   YouTube   70%

“I Feel Love” by Donna Summer  (Aug 6)   YouTube

“Help Is On Its Way” by Little River Band  (Aug 6)   YouTube

“Jungle Love” by The Steve Miller Band  (Aug 6)   YouTube

“Daytime Friends” by Kenny Rogers  (Aug 6)   YouTube

“Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue” by Crystal Gayle  (Aug 13)   YouTube   55%

“Just Remember I Love You” by Firefall  (Aug 13)   YouTube

“Cat Scratch Fever” by Ted Nugent  (Aug 13)   YouTube

“I Go Crazy” by Paul Davis  (Aug 27)   YouTube   60%

“Brick House” by Commodores  (Aug 27)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

August 1977

 

New at the Movies

March or Die  (Aug 5)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger  (Aug 12)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Suspiria  (Aug 12)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Outlaw Blues  (Aug 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown  (Aug 24)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

You Light Up My Life  (Aug 31)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

August 1977

 

New on TV

Szysznyk  CBS  (Aug 1)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Kallikaks  NBC  (Aug 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Sugar Time!  ABC  (Aug 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

New on Top 100 Radio for September >

Back to Top

 

 

 

 

September 1977

September 1977

 

Atari Video Computer System

The Atari VCS, later called the Atari 2600, changes the way millions of people play games starting in September of 1977.

Info:

YouTube

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Atari History Museum

AtariAge

Atari 2600 Owner's Manual (1982)

September 1977

 

Air-Sea Battle (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Basic Math (Atari)   [name later changed to Fun With Numbers]

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Blackjack (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Combat (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Indy 500 (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Star Ship (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Street Racer (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Surround (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

Video Olympics (Atari)

Based on an article at gamasutra and A History of … Games.

Info:

YouTube

Atarimania

AtariAge

Catalog

September 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone  (Sep 3)   YouTube

“We Just Disagree” by Dave Mason  (Sep 3)   YouTube

“Blue Bayou” by Linda Ronstadt  (Sep 10)   YouTube   60%

“We’re All Alone” by Rita Coolidge  (Sep 17)   YouTube

“Come Sail Away” by Styx  (Sep 24)   YouTube

“How Deep Is Your Love” by Bee Gees  (Sep 24)   YouTube   60%

“Baby, What A Big Surprise” by Chicago  (Sep 24)   YouTube

“Send In The Clowns” by Judy Collins  (Sep 24)   YouTube

“I’ve Never Been To Me” by Charlene  (Mar 6)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for October >

September 1977

 

New at the Movies

Citizen’s Band (a.k.a. Handle with Care)  (Sep 29)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Bobby Deerfield  (Sep 29)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

September 1977

 

New on TV

The Fitzpatricks  CBS  (Sep 5)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Rafferty  CBS  (Sep 5)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Magic of ABC [special]  ABC  (Sep 7)   YouTube   IMDb   TV Obscurities

Baggy Pants and the Nitwits  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

CB Bears  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

I Am the Greatest: The Adventures of Muhammad Ali  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   SMS

The New Archie and Sabrina Hour  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   SMS

The Red Hand Gang  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

Search and Rescue  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

Space Sentinels  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

Thunder  NBC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics  ABC  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   SMS

The Skatebirds  CBS  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

Space Academy  CBS  (Sep 10)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Saturday Morning Schedule

The Betty White Show  CBS  (Sep 12)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Young Dan’l Boone  CBS  (Sep 12)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Lucan  ABC  (Sep 12)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Soap  ABC  (Sep 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Mulligan’s Stew  NBC  (Sep 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Richard Pryor Show  NBC  (Sep 13)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Inside the NFL  HBO  (Sep 14)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Spider-Man [TV movie]  CBS  (Sep 14)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Carter Country  ABC  (Sep 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

CHiPs  NBC  (Sep 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Redd Foxx Comedy Hour  ABC  (Sep 15)   YouTube   Schedule

Sanford Arms  NBC  (Sep 16)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Logan’s Run  CBS  (Sep 16)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Operation Petticoat  ABC  (Sep 17)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The San Pedro Beach Bums  ABC  (Sep 19)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Lou Grant  CBS  (Sep 20)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Big Hawaii  NBC  (Sep 21)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Oregon Trail  NBC  (Sep 21)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Man from Atlantis  NBC  (Sep 22)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Rosetti and Ryan  NBC  (Sep 22)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Love Boat  ABC  (Sep 24)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

 

 

Trivia

ABC dropped The Bionic Woman and NBC picked up the show for its third (and final) season.   Wikipedia   Schedule

CBS snatched up Wonder Woman while ABC dragged their feet about renewing. They changed the title to The New Adventures of Wonder Woman and moved the setting from the 1940s to the 1970s.   Wikipedia   Schedule

The Tony Randall Show was on ABC for one season, then the show moved to CBS for its final season.   Wikipedia   Schedule

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October 1977

October 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“Baby Come Back” by Player  (Oct 1)   YouTube

“Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor  (Oct 1)   YouTube

“Daybreak” by Barry Manilow  (Oct 1)   YouTube

“It’s So Easy” by Linda Ronstadt  (Oct 8)   YouTube   50%

“Calling Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft” by Carpenters  (Oct 8)   YouTube

“Here You Come Again” by Dolly Parton  (Oct 15)   YouTube

“(Every Time I Turn Around) Back In Love Again” by L.T.D.  (Oct 15)   YouTube

“Slip Slidin’ Away” by Paul Simon  (Oct 15)   YouTube   65%

“Sentimental Lady” by Bob Welch  (Oct 15)   YouTube   65%

“You Make Loving Fun” by Fleetwood Mac  (Oct 15)   YouTube

“You’re Moving Out Today” by Carole Bayer Sager  (Oct 15)   YouTube

“We Are The Champions” by Queen  (Oct 22)   YouTube   70%

“Money, Money, Money” by ABBA  (Oct 22)   YouTube

“Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah, Yowsah, Yowsah)” by Chic  (Oct 29)   YouTube

“Serpentine Fire” by Earth, Wind & Fire  (Oct 29)   YouTube   70%

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October 1977

 

New at the Movies

Julia  (Oct 2)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Oh, God!  (Oct 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

A Piece of the Action  (Oct 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Starship Invasions  (Oct 1)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Looking for Mr. Goodbar  (Oct 19)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Damnation Alley  (Oct 21)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

October 1977

 

New on TV

We’ve Got Each Other  CBS  (Oct 1)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

Knockout [game show]  NBC  (Oct 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

To Say the Least [game show]  NBC  (Oct 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

On Our Own  CBS  (Oct 9)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

It’s Your First Kiss, Charlie Brown [special]  CBS  (Oct 24)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

James at 15  NBC  (Oct 27)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   Schedule

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November 1977

November 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” by Andy Gibb  (Nov 5)   YouTube   65%

“Gettin’ Ready For Love” by Diana Ross  (Nov 5)   YouTube

“I Honestly Love You” [re-release] by Olivia Newton-John  (Nov 5)   YouTube

“Short People” by Randy Newman  (Nov 12)   YouTube   70%

“Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel  (Nov 12)   YouTube

“Hey Deanie” by Shaun Cassidy  (Nov 12)   YouTube

“Native New Yorker” by Odyssey  (Nov 12)   YouTube

“My Way (Live)” by Elvis Presley  (Nov 12)   YouTube

“Emotion” by Samantha Sang  (Nov 19)   YouTube

“Peg” by Steely Dan  (Nov 19)   YouTube   75%

“Turn To Stone” by Electric Light Orchestra [ELO]  (Nov 19)   YouTube

“Sometimes When We Touch” by Dan Hill  (Nov 26)   YouTube

New on Top 100 Radio for December >

November 1977

 

New at the Movies

Pete’s Dragon  (Nov 3)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

First Love  (Nov 4)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Turning Point  (Nov 14)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Close Encounters of the Third Kind  (Nov 16)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Telefon  (Nov 16)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Pack  (Nov 20)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Goodbye Girl  (Nov 30)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

November 1977

 

New on TV

The Incredible Hulk [TV movie]  CBS  (Nov 4)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia   epguides

The Hobbit [TV movie]  NBC  (Nov 27)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Return of the Incredible Hulk [TV movie]  CBS  (Nov 27)   YouTube   Wikipedia   epguides

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December 1977

December 1977

 

New on Top 100 Radio  [Selected Hits in the Order They Charted]

“What’s Your Name” by Lynyrd Skynyrd  (Dec 3)   YouTube

“Rockaway Beach” by Ramones  (Dec 3)   YouTube

“Stayin’ Alive” by Bee Gees  (Dec 10)   YouTube   70%

“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers  (Dec 10)   YouTube   65%

“Thunder Island” by Jay Ferguson  (Dec 17)   YouTube

“Goodbye Girl” by David Gates  (Dec 17)   YouTube

“Happy Anniversary” by Little River Band  (Dec 17)   YouTube

“Too Hot Ta Trot” by Commodores  (Dec 17)   YouTube

“The Name Of The Game” by ABBA  (Dec 24)   YouTube

“Theme From ‘Close Encounters Of The Third Kind’” by John Williams  (Dec 24)   YouTube   70%

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December 1977

 

New at the Movies

Fellini’s Casanova  (Dec 7)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Saturday Night Fever  (Dec 14)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

ABBA: The Movie  (Dec 15)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

Candleshoe  (Dec 16)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The World’s Greatest Lover  (Dec 18)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

High Anxiety  (Dec 25)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

The Duellists  (Dec 27)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

December 1977

 

New on TV

It Happened One Christmas [TV movie]  ABC  (Dec 11)   YouTube   IMDb   Wikipedia

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Pages in this Subsection

Atari 2600 Game History: 1977

Atari 2600 Game History: 1978

Atari 2600 Game History: 1979

Atari 2600 Game History: 1980

Atari 2600 Game History: 1981

Atari 2600 Game History: 1982

Atari 2600 Game History: 1983

Atari 2600 Game History: 1984

Atari 2600 Game History: 1985

Atari 2600 Game History: 1986

Atari 2600 Game List (NTSC)

 

 

 

 

Information Compiled From the Following Sources

Internet Archive

Digital Press Library

Atari Compendium Archives

The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers

I. C. When

Atari History Museum (Atari Historical Society)

AtariAge

Hot 100 Singles Chronology

Rock on the Net: The Ark Weekly Top 40 Archives

Internet Movie Database

Wikipedia: Wide-release Movies

Wikipedia: List of Years in Television

 

 

 

Index

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